San Francisco Things to Do

San Francisco Things to Do

No matter what time of year you visit San Francisco, you’ll be impressed by the variety of things to do. From Bay cruises to Alcatraz tours, exploring wine country and even walking through a redwood forest, San Francisco truly has it all. You won’t want to miss amazing sights like Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Chinatown, either. Of course, you’ll want to spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf, too. The city is home to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and so much more. One thing is certain when you visit San Francisco—it’s sure to be a great time!

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Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco
From adorable river otters to green moray eels, you’ll discover the natural wonders of marine life at Aquarium of the Bay. With over 1000 aquatic animal species to see and learn about, this aquarium is ideal for all ages. Dive deep into the bay (without the diving, of course) to see the octopus, jellyfish, and more. A touch exhibit is available but remember to respect the marine life! Details
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Located in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences offers a museum experience unlike any other in the world. Where else can you find an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all in the same building? When inside, guests can explore a 4-story rainforest, waddle with penguins, learn about space, engage with interactive exhibits, and so much more. Details
$39.95
Experience the best of the Bay Area on the San Francisco City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Go at your own pace and visit 40+ stops at top San Francisco landmark and destinations. Travel around San Francisco in a comfortable open-topped double-decker bus for epic sightseeing and photo opportunities. Bring your camera, a sense of adventure, and comfortable walking shoes on this one-of-a-kind tour. Details
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Maximize your vacation with a Go San Francisco® Pass. With ultimate savings on over 25 popular attractions, you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary and visit as often as you want! From a Wine Country tour to a cruise around the Golden Gate Bay and everything in between, this is the pass you want for the San Francisco vacation of a lifetime. You can’t beat savings and fun! Details
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$83.00
Dedicated to preserving art for future generations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is filled with renowned exhibits and works of art. Recognizing all forms of art including media, film, paint, architecture, and more, SFMOMA features works by renowned, Bay area, and upcoming artists. With a growing collection of more than 30,000 masterpieces, this is a must-see San Francisco museum. Details
$25.00

Skunk Train

San Francisco
The historic Skunk Train has journeyed through the redwoods of California since 1885. Riding through redwood groves, over scenic trestle bridges, through otherworldly tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River Canyon, the “Skunk” provides breathtaking views to its passengers. With five experiences to choose from, visitors have plenty of options to explore the Golden State’s beauty. Details
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Museum of 3D Illusions

San Francisco
Get your gears turning at the interactive Museum of 3D Illusions in San Francisco! Featuring tons of exhibits that play with your perception, you will have a chance to be creative with photography like never before; so be sure to bring a camera! This experience is an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime with friends and family. Details
$30.00
Have you ever wanted to meet your favorite celebrities up close and personal? At Madame Tussauds, you can enjoy the next best thing — lifelike wax molds of popular celebrities. From Justin Bieber to Michael Jordan, all of the top celebrities are at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Come take pictures and pose with some of the world’s most famous celebrities. Details
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$29.99
Looking for unparalleled views of San Francisco? Hop on a catamaran! Sail into the San Francisco Bay where you’ll take in beautiful views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, scenic beaches, and more. Along the way, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins, and even a whale or two! Bring a light jacket and soft-soled shoes for your excursion. Details
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Discover the beauty of Napa Valley through the exquisitely and faithfully restored vintage early 20th century Pullman cars! This tour guarantees a unique experience as you wine and dine in sophisticated comfort and outstanding service– all the while marveling at one of the most majestic views California could offer during a slow-paced relaxing lunch or a more romantic golden hour dinner. In this adventure, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and savor every delicious bite, breathtaking scenery, and spectacular tour with the Napa Valley Wine Train! Details
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Experience the best of the Bay Area by walking amongst the towering redwood trees and down the charming streets of Sausalito. This half day tour brings you to the center of Muir Woods, just outside of San Francisco, where the ancient Redwood trees grow. Then, explore the seaside town of Sausalito on a narrated tour and a chance to discover the area on your own. Transportation is included. Details
$89.00
Experience the best of San Francisco with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore San Francisco at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Explore all the key San Francisco highlights, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Painted Ladies, and uncover the hidden gems of Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off. Details
$59.00
Snap photos of the urban skyline as you sail to beautiful landmarks that define The Golden City. On personal headphones, award-winning narratives tell the story of San Francisco’s culture, architecture, and natural history. This voyage takes you under both of San Francisco's iconic bridges, around Alcatraz, and by many other enthralling sites. Don’t miss Red and White Fleet's amazing Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise! Details
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Hop on a Segway and tour San Francisco’s most popular sites including Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy, and Ghirardelli Square. This 2.5-hour Segway tour also provides some of the best views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the unparalleled waterfront. Tour guests enjoy tour narration from our San Francisco expert and a one-of-a-kind San Francisco tour experience. Details
$75.00
Learn to ride a Segway while seeing San Francisco’s most popular sites and destinations. Tour guests will experience Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy, and Ghirardelli Square while also enjoying unbeatable views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco’s waterfront. Narrated by our professional San Francisco tour guides, this experience is great for all. Details
$75.00
Maximize your experience in San Francisco by visiting multiple attractions for one low price. The San Francisco Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass® helps you save up to 45% on 3, 4, or 5 popular attractions in the area. Whether you want to embark on a sightseeing tour, explore a museum, or immerse yourself in one of San Francisco’s top attractions, you can with this exclusive pass! Details
$69.00
This scenic boat tour departs from San Francisco’s historic fisherman’s wharf. Snap photos of the energetic waterfront, magnificent skyline and as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge! The ship circles Alcatraz Island, cruises by the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and many other fascinating sights. The history of the city is explained by award-winning narration the whole family will enjoy. Details
$38.00
Take in stunning views of the Bay City area with Unlimited Biking. Experience the city like never before on a gorgeous bike ride tour that begins at Ghirardelli Square and ends in Sausalito. The three-hour small tour takes through the hills of Fort Mason, the Marina District, and Crissy Fields, and then up to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and down into Sausalito. Details
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This tour ensures that you get the best experience of what San Francisco and Sausalito offer by riding on high-quality bikes, listening in on expert guides, and sampling the local cuisine in Joinery rotisserie and beer hall– one of the town's most beloved restaurants. Enjoy the tour that will take you from the Aquatic Park in Fisherman’s Wharf, through Fort Mason, and across the iconic Golden Gate bridge, making sure that you get the best views of the City by the Bay that no other method can offer. What's more is that after the tour, you have the opportunity to explore further as the bike is for you to use all day! Details
$68.00
Fly high above the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in this 30-minute tour in the air. From downtown San Francisco to Alcatraz, you’ll gaze at all of the legendary landmarks while relaxing in a secure and exhilarating seaplane. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these unique memories. Where else can you take a picture from above the Golden Gate Bridge? Details
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Soar high above the gorgeous San Francisco coastline in a 45-minute flight. You’ll see all of the major landmarks and iconic attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, the majestic redwoods of Muir Woods, AT&T Park, Alcatraz, and so much more. This is the best way to see the city in all its glory. Reservations are recommended. Minimum of 2 passengers per flight. Details
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The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the only ultimate indoor playground in the Bay area. Everywhere you look, you will see millions of LEGO Bricks. The discovery center features more than 12 attractions and rides, a replica of Bay Area's landmarks made entirely of LEGO Bricks, LEGO 4D Cinema, and much more! This indoor attraction will guarantee fun for the whole family! Details
$26.00
Walk in the majestic calm of the redwoods. Take to the skies in a 6-seater seaplane to get the best possible view of San Francisco Bay. And relax in the bay breeze as the ferry brings you back to the City.

The Morning in Marin land, sea, and air tour begin with pickup from your hotel and a drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to the nearby wilderness of Marin County. Spend at least an hour under the canopy of redwoods in the Muir Woods National Monument, where some of the trees are over 250 feet tall and more than a thousand years old. Guests will arrive early in the Woods, before most visitors, so you can experience the serenity of the grove in peace and quiet. You also have a better chance of seeing black-tailed deer, chipmunks, coyotes, or even wild turkeys.

When you are ready, we will drive back out through the rolling green hills of the Tamalpais valley and into the Marin Headlands. Here roads cling to the cliffs above the Pacific ocean, and Red-Tailed Hawks soar in the sky. We will explore abandoned military bunkers with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background before heading to the seaplane base in Sausalito.

The 30-minute seaplane flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest City in the U.S. – San Francisco! You will fly along the coast over the Golden Gate National Recreation, retracing your morning adventure over the Marin Headlands, then turn left over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Continue on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, Oracle Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants – then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West – and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

On your return, you will pop the cork on a champagne toast to enjoy a locally-sourced, organic lunch in the Marin sunshine and talk over the day’s adventure.

Finally, you will be dropped off in Sausalito to enjoy the village’s arty shops, funky houseboats, and charming cafes before boarding a ferry back to San Francisco’s Pier 39. Details
$449.00
Spend the day in absolute paradise by combining an excursion through the jaw-dropping Muir Woods with elegant wine tastings in Sonoma Wine Country. How could your day possibly be any better? You’ll experience the natural beauty of the Coastal Redwood trees and taste some of the best wine in the world all in a single day. Details
$169.00
Venture into the Muir Woods National Monument park and see the magnificent coastal redwood trees. These 1,000-year-old trees aren’t the only inhabitants of the park! You’ll also find plenty of wildlife here. Throughout the 3.5-hour tour, you’ll see sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais, and more. Guests can choose from 3 different daily tour times. Details
$85.00
Embark on a kayaking tour along the blissful waterways of Napa Valley on this immersive tour of Napa Valley’s history. Along the way, you’ll meander past iconic sites and learn of their significance while also keeping an eye out for local wildlife such as birds, otters, and egrets. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the waterways on your own. Details
$79.00
Ready to see a bird’s eye view of San Francisco? This coastal tour from the sky offers guests the opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park, Alcatraz, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, and so much more all from the air! There’s no better way to tour the beautiful San Francisco scenery. Reservations are recommended to secure your flight and spot. Details
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Are you looking to explore the best of San Francisco? If so, reserve a convenient all-day bike rental and you can easily see the best of the City by the Bay. Highlights include panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, and much more. Everything is provided with your reservation including a helmet, full-color coded map with key attractions, basket, and bike lock. Details
$11.20
Discover San Francisco - a city known for a vintage feel, innovative cuisine, gorgeous scenery, public art, diverse cultures, and something unique happening every day.

Each day is built just for the small group and unique goings-on in the City that day. The itinerary is open - we will always stop at San Francisco's classic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks and typically roll through neighborhoods like North Beach, Pacific Heights, Haight-Ashbury, Castro, and the Embarcadero.

The tour will also leave the big buses behind, explore street-art alleys in the Mission, mosaic stairways in the Sunset, the laid-back vibe of the Presidio, our Beaux-Arts City Hall, famous "Painted Ladies" at Alamo Square. And go down the real crookedest street in San Francisco (not Lombard). It all depends on what's best just that day.

It's a long morning, so midway through the tour will stop at a local market where the group can get a quick lunch and do some local people watching. The tour will finish in the Fisherman's Wharf area in the early afternoon. The San Francisco City Tour can find a mutually convenient endpoint if your afternoon plans take you elsewhere.
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$139.00
Discover San Francisco - a city known for a vintage feel, innovative cuisine, gorgeous scenery, public art, diverse cultures, daily unique happenings, and the inescapable Alcatraz Island!

Fogcutter Tours crafts one four-hour adventure to capture the essence of San Francisco each morning. Each day is built just for the small group and unique goings on in the City that day. The itinerary is open - the tour always stops at San Francisco's classic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. It typically rolls through neighborhoods like North Beach, Pacific Heights, Haight-Ashbury, Castro, and the Embarcadero.

The tour may also leave the big buses behind may explore street-art alleys in the Mission, mosaic stairways in the Sunset, the laid-back vibe of the Presidio, Beaux-Arts City Hall, famous "Painted Ladies" at Alamo Square. And go down the real crookedest street in San Francisco (not Lombard). It all depends on what's best just that day.

There is no food service on Alcatraz or at the ferry. Midway through, you'll stop at a local market where the group can get a quick lunch and do some local people watching.

At the end of the city tour, you'll be dropped off at the Alcatraz ferry landing. There your ferry tickets to "the Rock" will be waiting for you. Explore the island at your leisure (most guests take two to three hours) and return on any of several ferries back to the City. From there, you can explore Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Wharf area and return to your hotel on foot, by taxi/rideshare, or by cable car.
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$180.00
Tours For A Lifetime Of Memories

We provide San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Tours to guests from all over the world. Founded in 2007, San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing Tours has grown to be one of the five major sightseeing companies operating in San Francisco today. The company’s outstanding success is based on the concept of providing the highest level of customer service to each visitor during their stay in the city.

Our multilingual company staff has a minimum of three years of customer service experience; the company provides ongoing sightseeing Tour operation training for its employees. San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing’s mission is to provide each customer with a unique sightseeing experience that reflects well on the reputation of this great city of San Francisco. We are the first San Francisco Sightseeing Tour to use Natural Gas Buses. Details
$50.00
San Francisco is an ideal town for biking! As a result, an all-day e-bike rental makes it easy for you to explore the City by the Bay. In addition to your bike, your rental includes a helmet, color-coded map, basket, and bike lock. Details
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SeaQuest Folsom

San Francisco
SeaQuest Folsom tickets provide entry to over 20,000 square feet of adventure. This family-friendly aquarium and petting zoo offers up-close encounters with capybaras, stingrays, two-toed sloths and more! Featuring over 1,200 animals and 300 different species from five continents. And, there are plenty of exciting exhibits and activities for children of all ages. Details
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Explore the best of San Francisco with Skyline Sightseeing Tours. Guests will experience amazing views of the Muir Woods, Sausalito, Monterey, Carmel, and Yosemite National Park. Want to see San Francisco at night? Hop on board the San Francisco Night Tour double-decker bus and soak in the city's beautiful sights. Details
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The Sonoma County Pass allows guests a full day of delicious tasting at your choice of four locations. Enjoy tastings from award-winning wineries to renowned craft breweries and cideries to unique micro distilleries and more. Details
$39.00
Take a romantic air tour of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area with that special someone. During this Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour, you'll experience views of iconic landmarks in the soft afternoon light as the sun begins to set, bathing the Bay Area in hues of red and orange. This 40-minute flight begins in the Sausalito village just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Tour includes a glass of champagne to toast to the occasion. Details
$289.00
Take a 2.5 hour, fully narrated Segway tour of the gorgeous Golden Gate Park. The 7-mile tour explores beautifully landscaped trails that lead guests to sights such as Shakespeare Garden, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond. Throughout the tour, guests will have plenty of opportunity for photos with the amazing landscape. Tours are available daily and Segway training is included in the full experience. Details
$75.00
Your dream of exploring Yosemite National Park is about to come true. Enjoy a guided day tour through the magnificent natural wonder and experience the majestic waterfalls, stunning rock formations, and so much more. This is the perfect way to spend your day in California. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime at the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Details
$179.00